Philly/MD Shootout

Don't you just love a little regional trash talk? Philly says its better. Maryland claims its the hoops hotbed. We'll find out this weekend.

Event Press Release

Who Runs The East Coast?

Sports Illustrated magazine started a controversy. In a June article, the acclaimed sports bible claimed that the top high school hoops city is Philadelphia. The Philadelphia public had many reasons to boast about the acclaim.

The Capital City and the state of Maryland took exception to the Brotherly Love's high marks. With such high profile national players like the Georgetown local commitments - Chris Wright (St.John's), Austin Freeman (DeMatha), and juniors Chris Braswell (DeMatha) Jason Clarke (O'Connell), and Baltimore's own Top 10 national player, Donte Greene (Syracuse) and junior Sean Mosley (St.Francis)- the local area is no slouch in regards to high school ballers.

It bothered many in the area including the D.C. Triple Threat coaching staff that the local area did not have the reputation of being the nation's top hotbed. So with the help of Kamal Yad, coach of the Philly area AAU powerhouse- Cuttino Mobley Studz, we decided it was time to settle the score ton the hardwood. Yard gathered together a coalition of Philadelphia area hoops coaches and scouts. "Philadelphia is going down to Maryland and we're ready to make this clear about what city rules the East Coast," says Yard.

The trash talk has already begun; Maryland has promised Philly a true butt kicking. Philly has returned the favor with some trash talk of their own' "I played against Chris Wright before and he asked me what school was I going to, "says Malcolm Eleby, a St. Bonaventure commit. "He acted like he wanted my autograph."

We R One and Universal Madness clothing lines present the first annual Philly versus Maryland Shootout. The event will be held at Oxon Hill High School on Oct. 28, 2006. Games begin a 1 p.m. Rosters are listed below. If you have any questions you can e-mail them to

Team Philly

2010 Deon Waiters, Tony Chenault, Zaahir Allen, Octavius Booker, Shaquille Duncan, Daniel Stewart, Michael Gilchrist, Woody Redding, Mustafa Jones, Malcolm Gilbert.

2009 Scooter Gillette, Tyree Harris, Rahlir Jefferson, Rashad Savage, Jesse Morgan, Malik Wayns, Antonio Monroe, Fergie Myrick, Denzel Yard.

2008 Devon White, Chris Kurz, Andrew Randall, Russell Johnson, Nasir Robinson, Byran Cohen, Novar Gadson, Lamar Jackson, Karon Burton.

2007 Markieff Morris, Marcus Morris, Kashief Edwards, Chris Edwards, Josh Martin, Malcolm Eleby, Brian Wannamaker, Bradley Wannamaker, Troy Blue, Ramone Moore.

Team Maryland

2007 Jeff Peterson, Chris Wright, Isaiah Tate, Austin Freeman, Darnell Dotson, John Flowers, Mike Davis, Jerai Grant, Donte Greene, Vlade Moldoveanu.

2008 C.J. Gardner, Jason Clark, Kevon Moore, Garvey Young, Sean Mosley, Max Kenyi, Chris Braswell, Roscoe Davis, Frank Ben-Eze.

2009 Trask Ivey, Nick Milburn, Maurice Creek, Leshon Edwards, Naji Hibbert, Keith Mitchell, Kevin Jones, David Eismeyer, Andrew Fitzgerald.

2010 Darryl Traynham, Justin Burrell, Tyler Thornton, Kendall Marshall, Brian Allen, Lakeem Duncan.

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